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The King Of Wessex (JD Wetherspoon)

5-10 James Street West
Bath
BA1 2BX
Phone: 01225303380
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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about The King Of Wessex (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a modern Spoons which is part of an entertainment complex and is much smaller than I expected. As noted below it's a dull long room but at least the toilets are situated at the rear rather than at the end of a Stairway To Heaven. There is a small raised area at the back and one of those stove thingys in the middle.
The bar has two sets of five hand pumps which had two available soon, the JDW Trio Of Doom doubled, Everard's Ascalon and Springfield Roaring Meg. I went for the Roaring Meg which was in good nick.
This seemed to be a reasonably run Spoons but the fact is it's a city centre JDW that is also GBG listed so a choice of just two viable ales is just not good enough.

On 28th April 2017 - rating: 4
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The King Of Wessex (JD Wetherspoon)

Ten handpumps along the bar on our visit, with a dull and boring selection. Eventually decided on the Coach House Special Reserve, which was ok. A handy spot to finish or start a crawl as it is fairly close to the bus and train stations.

On 25th October 2016 - rating: 5
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The King Of Wessex (JD Wetherspoon)

A modern, purpose built Wetherspoon’s which is part of an entertainment complex which also houses a cinema and a number of other restaurants and such like. It has little in the way of any character, and isn’t one of the better examples of the companies pubs, in my opinion. It is however conveniently situated just a couple of minutes stroll from the Theatre Royal and other local attractions.

Inside it consists of one long and relatively narrow room with a bar counter to the left at the front. There are good sized windows across the front of the pub as well as up most of the right hand side which overlooks the neighbouring Costa, TGI Friday’s, etc. The rear area is perhaps more intended for dining, but decor wise it’s very similar with blue patterned carpet on the floor and plenty of packed in tables. There was some tiling in front of the bar counter, which had something of an art deco look to it and there was a small amount of wood panelling on the walls in a couple of places. A couple of pictures denoted various scenes from the “Georgian City” such as historical figures and buildings, but there was little in the way of any information as is often the case in the company’s other outlets. A bank of fruit machines was at the front of the bar and the white plastered ceiling included some mauve concealed lighting, but other than that there was little of any interest. Food is apparently served from 07:00 to 23:00.

Beers on this occasion were Abbott Ale, Doom Bar, Conwy’s Ramparts, Ruddles Best, Ruddles Beast and Bottle Brew. Ciders on tap were Strongbow, Thatcher’s Gold, Gwynt Y Ddraig Pyder, Waddlegoose Lane Spadger and Brother’s Pear, the latter of which was apparently available with the addition of Strawberry, Wild Fruit or Toffee Apple flavours. I always considered Brothers to be one of the more traditional cider makers, so quite why they’ve gone down this gimmicky route I’m not sure. There were also several more ciders racked up behind the bar and in the ‘fridge on account of the current cider festival.

On 31st July 2014 - rating: 5
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28th Apr 2017, 16:01
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
25th Oct 2016, 19:18
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 03 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Darts : No last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 20 November 2010 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 July 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Live Music : No last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 24 April 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 April 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 27 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 July 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 31 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 24 April 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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